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12 April 2009 @ 08:45 pm
nattering of randomness  
My holiday weekend got off to a fine start with a nightmare that people were calling in to complain about the way I was teaching the pre-teen kickboxing classes. The disgruntled callers included my nieces and nephew, a handful of kids who don't even take the class, and my very much grown up friend Ann. Oh, that wacky self-confidence o' mine!

Yesterday we had lunch with my mom. Alas, my sister had to work. They need to live a lot closer to me, and soon. No pressure, mind. It's just that I adore the two of them and I miss them to bits. Today I started some seeds on my window ledge. I know, I know. I'm a bit behind schedule. On top of that I could really use some grow lights. Still, the seeds may surprise me. I live in hope. Don had our taxes done. I found out that the gladiolus bulbs corms may be a lot more work than I'd bargained for.

My sister-in-law, Beth, hosted an Easter luncheon. We had fruit and sandwiches, beer and wine while the kids hunted for plastic eggs that contained clues as to where the candy laden baskets were hidden. Jared, the youngest, has taken to dressing up at every opportunity. He and Uncle Don were adorable in their sweater vest ensembles:

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And because it's Easter... bunny!

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I hear: We can only be who we are; It doesn’t matter if they don’t understand
 
 
 
Kerry: GWTW scaredscreamingdolai on April 13th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
Err, that bunny looks vaguely evil with that light in his eye.

*I'm scared*
Kel: don't let them see you're afraidladyjoust on April 13th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
She's actually a sweetie...

... an EVIL sweetie!


by the way, I was going through my attic and found several Barbies (including some fancy schmancy porcelain figures). Are you still collecting? I could try to sell them on eBay (so. much. work. that I don't know how to do) or at our potential yard sale (how much would I even charge?). In any event, I'd rather they go to someone who really cares. Let me know.
Zoë Tzoethor on April 13th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
Grow lamp advice: Instead of spending $25 at a nursery for a grow lamp, instead, buy a desk lamp (the clippy ones are nice because you can clip them in convenient locations) and some plant light bulbs at a Home Depot. Plant bulbs are about $5 there, and desk lamps are easy to find at less than $10. Also, I use a mix of the more expensive plant bulbs and some less expensive full spectrum bulbs that basically mimic actual sunlight.

I have this setup on a timer in my bedroom for my houseplants and it seems to work awesomely. And is much cheaper than the grow lamp via nursery options in my area.
Jaredcrimsontom on April 13th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Great name that kid has....